Use Threshold Guardians With Any Plot Structure

Threshold Guardians are found at points of physical, emotional, and intellectual change. They are an archetype from the Hero’s Journey but can be used in any plot structure style and by pantsters too.

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Write Dynamic Character Relationships

For those writers who want to improve (or begin to create) dynamic relationships for their characters, here are 4 points to keep in mind.

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Writing for Emotion: An Overview

(Photo Credit: Wikipedia)   This is the introduction to a Tuesday series on writing with reader and character emotion in mind. Instead of jumping straight into  discussion of strategy, it would make sense to have a definition of emotion so that we are all on the same page (so to speak). To do this, I […]

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Ch 1 Blunders: Generic Characters

(Photo Credit: Adventures in Married Life) Few readers will read about stick figures! Last month, I received some fantastic feedback on the first quarter of my current MS. For this series of articles, I will draw from the remarks of my wonderful Beta readers and discussions I have had with other writers on these topics. […]

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